Simon Ward: Leading Motorsport artist, Simon is official Artist in Residence to the SVA..

Simon Ward is official artist in residence to the Specialist Vehicle Associates

The Art of Simon Ward host two passions combined, art and motor racing. My first Grand Prix was in 1972 at Brands Hatch, aged just eight years old although I had been to many races at Mallory Park before that. Art was something I was born with and quickly became a natural gift for car’s, drawing them as soon as I could hold a pencil.

Peter Collins at the Monaco Grand Prix, 1958

Simon’s professional career..

I began as a professional artist in 1986, going to F2 and Touring car’s, the Group C era in prototypes and the annual visit to the British GP. I met many of the drivers in that period who would progress to Formula One. From there, the art began to become more recognized with exhibitions and traveling further afield, Spa, Monza, Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. My work still hangs in the Sebring Airport Lobby to welcome Motorsport enthusiasts since 2000. 

I am presently spending a great deal of time in the USA attending several key events, while based in New York. There is now great recognition of the Art here in the US, together with Circuit by InRoads Inc our Partners include New York City Concours, Club Concours, Taste the Race Events and we have our own Car’s & Coffee with Casa Hudson, NY and Wide World Ferrari.

My return to Europe will follow an interest in returning to my European roots for a period to attend some of the important Motorsport events in the UK and Europe.. 

Interested in buying work from Simon?

Galleries hosting Simon Ward art include:

The website hosts a select number of Original studies which are also available as Limited Edition Prints, signed and numbered by the artist of course. It’s also possible to purchase Greetings cards taken from the original painting and an exclusive range of apparel-and clothing taken from the original art too.

Jo Siffert & Brian Redman Gulf Porsche 917, Le Mans, 1970

Like to buy something bespoke or commission a piece?

I am available for individuals, businesses and others to discuss and create very specific and unique works of art. These are undertaken to order and may become highly valuable, I will be happy to provide all necessary advice on the transportation, storage and display of commissioned works. Simon Ward Please feel free to get in touch to explore your needs..

Sebastian Vettel at the Monaco Grand Prix, 2017

SVA Says: Simon is a recognized artist for Cars and Motorsport all over the World. Presently based in the United States, Simon is our Artist in Residence and we wholeheartedly recommend Enthusiast and Trade members around the World to see Simon’s work where possible. Simon will also be invited to become one of our SVA ‘Movers & Shakers’ video interviewees when his load permits..



Simon is happy to explore individual commissions from SVA members for office and home